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Species Astraptes alector - Gilbert’s Flasher - Hodges#3899

Gilbert’s Flasher - Astraptes alector
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Papilionoidea (Butterflies and Skippers)
Family Hesperiidae (Skippers)
Subfamily Eudaminae (Dicot Skippers)
Genus Astraptes (Flashers)
Species alector (Gilbert’s Flasher - Hodges#3899)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syn: gilberti
Explanation of Names
Astraptes alector (Felder & Felder, 1867)
s. TX (as a stray) to Brazil - Map (MPG, BOA)
First U.S. Record: Pharr, Hidalgo Co., Texas - 1944 (Freeman, 1945)
Print References
Freeman, H.A. 1945. Notes on some Hesperiidae, with new records for the United States (Lepidoptera: Rhopalocera). Entomological News 56(4): 102-104.